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Lexington Medical Center awards $1.4M to community organizations

Staff Report //October 12, 2023//

Lexington Medical Center awards $1.4M to community organizations

Staff Report //October 12, 2023//

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Lexington Medical Center has awarded $1,400,500 to 26 organizations in the Midlands that enhance the health and well-being of community members.

Lexington Medical Center’s Community Outreach Committee and the Lexington Medical Center Foundation award the grants annually, according to a news release from the hospital.

“Lexington Medical Center is grateful for the services these partner organizations provide our community,” said Thomas Tafel, community outreach manager at Lexington Medical Center, said in the news release. “We’re happy to provide financial support, which allows them to continue addressing health care needs and bridging the health care gaps within our service area,”

Giving criteria for Lexington Medical Center prioritizes organizations serving the local community’s health needs, increasing access to health care services for underserved populations, improving education about and prevention of health problems resulting from social and environmental issues, demonstrating collaboration with existing health care initiatives, improving access to health care and support services for vulnerable and at-risk populations, and improving the capacity of safety net services and providers.

The 2024 grantees are:

American Red Cross

Beginnings SC

Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center

Burn Foundation of America

Camp Cole

Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas

Communities in Schools of SC

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

Feonix Mobility Rising

Good Samaritan Clinic

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Healthy Learners

Homeless No More

Lions Vision Services

LRADAC Foundation

MedNeed of SC

Midlands Housing Alliance – Transitions


Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter

Oliver Gospel Mission

Palmetto Place

Pathways to Healing

The Free Medical Clinic

United Way – WellPartners Dental & Eye Clinic

Lexington Medical Center is a 607-bed teaching hospital in West Columbia. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 8,000 health care professionals.